We are excited to announce that the ADC Forum is collaborating with the South Australian Government to stage a major international Summit to help Australian businesses realise the enormous opportunities presented by blockchain. The ADC Global Blockchain Summit will bring together world leading entrepreneurs, financiers, regulators, researchers and innovators with Australian business leaders to focus on strategies and practical applications for business growth.
South Australian Government Premier Steven Marshall:
“I am proud that South Australia has been able to attract this calibre of global leaders from the new economy.
It will complement other government initiatives such as Lot Fourteen; the redevelopment of the Royal Adelaide Hospital site into a hub for future industries and entrepreneurship, creating a lasting legacy for South Australia.”
ADC Forum Anton Roux CEO:
“As blockchain is rapidly moving into the mainstream of business and government, we need a better understanding of the opportunities as well as the pitfalls. Governments and international standard setters will also need to shape the policy and regulatory frameworks to ensure integrity of processes, while letting innovation thrive.”
OECD Greg Medcraft, Director of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs:
“Blockchain is already transforming industries and our economies, but fully realising its potential will depend on getting domestic and international policy environments right. Regulators, policymakers, international standards setters and business need opportunities to engage and collaborate – I commend the ADC Global Blockchain Summit for bringing the key players together to do exactly that.”
CSIRO’s Data61 Adrian Turner, CEO:
“Last year, Data61 delivered two reports that identified a significant opportunity for Australia to use blockchain across industries including government services, finance and supply chain management.
Blockchain has the potential to transform industries by removing unnecessary middlemen, improving business processes, service delivery and creating entirely new value through applications like smart contracts. The Summit will bring together government, industry and blockchain experts to help realise these opportunities in South Australia and nationally.”
Kingsland University School of Blockchain John Souza, CEO and Founder:
“Building capacity for innovation is key to the future of regional economies; we applaud Premier Steven Marshall and the SA Government on their vision to build a centre for blockchain innovation and excellence in South Australia and we’re thrilled to be partnering with ADC to bring the Global Blockchain Summit to Adelaide. Blockchain is the great economic enabler of our time and, at Kingsland, we’re committed to sharing that opportunity through our global education and skills development initiatives. The challenge with any disruptive technology is getting all the key players at the same table – industry, government, education, and enterprise – and the ADC Global Blockchain Summit will achieve that.”
Shyft Joseph Weinberg, co-founder and Chairman of Shyft and Paycase:
“Having advised many jurisdictions around the world on how to write legislation that both governs and enables business to keep pace with the rapid growth of technology, I can definitively say that the South Australian government is one of the most progressive. The
ADC Global Blockchain Summit will be a great opportunity for leaders across industry and government to join in discussions on how to best realize this progress together.”
SALT Lending Benjamin Yablon, Executive Vice President & Director of Global Strategy:
“As SALT continues to expand internationally, we have recognized Australia as a leader in blockchain-related activity. We are excited to partner with the ADC Forum and government of South Australia to discuss the opportunities presented across industries.”
Paradym Global Loretta Joseph, Director Paradym Global:
“Blockchain technology is the most disruptive technology we have seen since the inception of the internet. South Australia’s adoption of blockchain technology and innovation, under the progressive and forward thinking leadership of Premier Steve Marshall, will spearhead the South Australian digital economy into the 21st century.”
The Ethics Centre Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre:
“Technical mastery without ethical restraint is at the root of all tyranny. Blockchain is both an enabler of ethics and a field in which ethical discernment is critical. Such discernment will be essential to good leadership – a capacity that must be actively developed and not assumed.”